Photos of Jerusalem in 1865

In 1865, Charles Wilson published the Ordnance Survey of Jerusalem, with photographs of key sites in the city.  Looking through these pictures, you are taken back in time to the beauty and desolateness of nineteenth century Jerusalem.  This is the cover page of the book:

A picture of the Al-Aksa Mosque from the book:

And a picture of Robinson’s Arch, which held the walkway leading to the Temple:

For more of these pictures, see Photographs of the Ordnance Survey of Jerusalem, Charles W. Wilson, 1865.

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One Comment on “Photos of Jerusalem in 1865”

  1. GEROLD BORODACH Says:

    THIS IS OVERWHELMING. i HAVE BEEN SEEKING THESE PHOTOS FORA LONG TIME. tHESEARE NOT THE OLDEST BUT INMANY WAYS THEYARE SOEM OF THE BEST. i DRAW EVERYONES ATTENTION TO THE VILEW OF IR DAVID FROM TEH HILL OF EVEIL COUNSEL. NOTE THE THINK ARAB SETTLEMENT THERE!! [ INFACT THERE DO NOT SEEM TO BEANY ARAB HOMES OR EVEN COTTAGES OR HOVELS. THIS DESPITE THEIR CLAIM TO HAVE OCCUPIED THIS SITES FORGENERATIONS IE HUNDREDS OF YEARS. hutZpah !!]


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